Hi everyone! Well, here we are with another ESAD Blog Hop, and this time it’s for the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. There’s 20 blogs to hop around, starting with me; so here we go :)

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Unfortunately, my little boy has been a cranky, sleep-deprived, teething monster this week, so I only had time to do one project. I decided to focus on the Bountiful Border photopolymer stamp set. With this set, I created a 5pk of mini 7.6×7.6cm notecards, for various occasions.

Starting with card bases of thick Whisper White, cut to 7.6×15.2cm, I folded and scored the base. I then stamped the top layer of thin Whisper White, cut to 7.3×7.3cm, with the dotty stamp, using Sahara Sand. The stems were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, and the flowers were stamped using Watermelon Wonder.

The greetings were from the Petite Pairs stamp set, and stamped with Watermelon Wonder. A few rhinestones finished off the cards.

Using my Envelope Punch Board, I made matching envelopes for the notecards.

I also made a giftbox to package the cards in, using Window Sheet. The piece of Window Sheet was 18.3×18.3cm. This was punched twice on every edge; once at 7.4cm, and then again at 10.9cm. The box was sealed up using  Glue Dots. I also ran a 1.9cm wide strip of Watermelon Wonder cardstock around the box as a horizontal belly band. This was also stamped with the dotty stamp, using Watermelon Wonder.

The box was then tied up with a length of Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon – gosh, I love this ribbon! I also made a little giftag for the box, using the larger blossom, which I stamped several of, so I could build up the image for a dimensional look. I used Crazy About You for the ‘For You’ greeting on the banner.

Well, thank you for joining me on another blog hop – I hope I have left you inspired, and now it’s off to Libby’s blog to see what amazing projects she has created :)

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

1. Rachael Lewsley – you are here :)
2. Libby Dyson
3. Keryn Campbell
4. Rochelle Blok
5. Liv Ingle
6. Lou Kitzelman
7. Jackie Noble
8. Monique Fielder
9. Ria Kaire
10. Courtenay Heuston
11. Richelle Fletcher
12. Kelly Kent
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Narelle Fasulo
15. Leonie Schroder
16. Pauline Bennetts
17. Kathryn Ruddick
18. Barbara Williams
19. Cherie Davies
20. Chloe Evans